Blairmont Estate surpasses production target by 12%
The Blairmont Estate surpassed its weekly sugar production target for the week ending March 25, 2023 by 12 per cent.
This is according to a press release from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), which disclosed that this achievement has allowed for additional remuneration and another weekly performance incentive that workers will benefit from.
See full statement from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) below:
The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is pleased to state that the Blairmont Estate has leveraged the good weather conditions over the last seven days to surpass its weekly sugar production target, ending March 25, 2023, by 12%. This is the second time for the first crop this year that this Estate has surpassed its weekly target. This good news will boost the income from the members of the sugar fraternity on the West Coast of Berbice as all the workers at that Estate secured additional remuneration with the weekly performance incentive.
Estate Manager Threbhowan Shiwprasad said the achievement was possible due to the factory time efficiency of 95.5 percent, against a budget of 93.0 percent, and minimal downtime of 5.25 hours for the week. Also contributing to this achievement is the cane quality, with Pol extraction of 92.4 percent, versus 91.1 percent budgeted, resulting in an improved Tonnes Cane to Tonnes Sugar (Tc/Ts) ratio of 11.53 percent versus the budgeted 13.04 percent.
Qualified workers who worked 80 percent or more days available for that week will benefit from another weekly production incentive scheme, which allows tax-free incentives when an estate achieves its weekly production target.
The first crop production target is 16,875 MT of sugar, and 50% of that target was surpassed on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
The Executive Management congratulates the management and workers of Blairmont estate and urges all grinding estates to strive towards achieving the weekly production incentive. The Executive Management also implores workers to remain focused and committed to consistently achieving their weekly targets, as every effort is being made to harness better weather during March 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.